FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO. (KMOX) – A group of Missouri National Guardsmen are headed to Guantanamo Bay to survey ground for a future migrant camp.

The camp will be designed to house 45,000 migrants that might someday head for the U.S. for various reasons including natural disasters or political unrest in their countries.

18 Missouri National Guardsmen, three from the 131st Civil Engineering Squadron at Lambert Airport, will make up the group.

During their annual two week training they will survey, create a topographic map and draw up a final design.

Sgt. Maj. Scott Mayer said they will determine how much dirt will have to be moved to create the migrant camp which will consist of tent sites.

There is currently no indication for the need for such a massive camp. One official called it a “be prepared kind of mission.”


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